I was in a car wreck about six months ago. My doctor told me that I would just have to work through the pain since I did not want to take prescribed pain pills. He did suggest that I get regular massages to help work lose the kinks that was causing a lot of the pain. I did that, and it did help a bit. However, the pain would never go completely away. My massage therapist told me that she could continue what she is doing but that I should really see a chiropractor in Santa Rosa. Continue reading
One of the main problems that someone just starting out with learning how to cook runs into is trying too much too fast. Even though they could barely boil water a week ago, they are somehow surprised that this week they have difficulty when they tried out a four course meal and it didn’t taste the way it does when they go out to a restaurant or to their mom’s house. Trying too much too fast will almost always get a bad result when it comes to cooking because there is a feel to it, a learning curve. Start out with easy things and then slowly add to your repertoire.
A good example of this is with breakfast. This is a great place for many to start but make sure you don’t attempt an omelet before you learn how to make scrambled eggs. Making eggs is somewhat simple but requires a little bit of a learning curve to learn not to overbeat your eggs, to make certain they are cooked long enough so they aren’t runny but not too long where they taste like rubber or even burn. Continue reading
If you’re like me, you probably have big dreams of someday being a great cook, but those dreams never seem to become reality. As hard as I try, I just don’t seem to have the time to make gourmet meals for my family every night. However, I am starting to realize that I can still make good, healthy meals that everyone enjoys simply by applying a few easy techniques to my life.
First, when I go to the grocery store each week, I make sure to stock up on the staples. Nothing is worse than getting ready to cook dinner for the family and then suddenly realizing that you don’t have what you need to finish up. It wastes valuable time that could be spent on the meal; therefore, by planning well, this unnecessary step can be eliminated. I went through and reorganized my pantry, spice drawer and refrigerator so it was easy for me to see when I was running out of an item. Continue reading